Tag: Art

A Feminist Mom on a Date with King Liz

A Feminist Mom on a Date with King Liz
On Thursday, M and I went to see a show at the Windy City Playhouse*- King Liz. King Liz is a play (something I love) ostensibly about basketball (something M loves) and feminism (something we both care about deeply). It seemed like a slam dunk of a date night, if you’ll pardon the pun. The question as to... Read more »

Oral History of the New Colossus

Oral History of the New Colossus
Last month, I was honored to be a featured poet at a local Poets in Resistance event. Below is the transcript of the poem I read for the crowd. Please enjoy. Oral History of the New Colossus 1. I come from a people of wandering, Of desert paths swept clean of footprints by thousand year... Read more »

How to Totally Half-Ass a Pinterest Perfect Birthday Party

How to Totally Half-Ass a Pinterest Perfect Birthday Party
This weekend we hosted my youngest child’s third birthday party- a “My Little Ponies” party, to be precise. While I have many feelings about my littlest getting bigger, I’ll hold onto those until after her REAL birthday this week. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you how you too can throw a birthday... Read more »
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Five Traumatic Movies That Will Make Your Children Better People

Five Traumatic Movies That Will Make Your Children Better People
Every parent wants to protect their child. We try our best to keep them from harm’s way, to keep them happy, and for many parents this means sheltering them from aspects of reality we deem, “Not Appropriate For Children.” Sex, disease, death, violence, and the like. However, the same instinct that says, “They’re not ready... Read more »

Giving Myself to My Family for Mother's Day

Giving Myself to My Family for Mother's Day
For Mother’s Day this year, we have no plans. No gifts, no outings, no meals. Nothing. This is completely understandable and okay, but I think I’m going to head out and get something for myself. I think I’m going to go get myself a new tattoo. It’s been about ten years since the last time... Read more »

How Do You Know What Makes You Happy?

How Do You Know What Makes You Happy?
Last night I attended a LinkedIn social networking event. I’d never done anything like it before, but I figured it was targeted towards writers and members of the non-profit community, so I might actually make a couple really good contacts. The first thing I learned? Such networking events should come with a big “J/K LOL!”... Read more »
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